Coronavirus: 223 new cases in Italy, up 22

Death toll rises by 15 to 34,833.

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 3 - The health ministry said Friday that Italy has registered 223 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
    That was up from 201 new cases on Thursday.
    The health ministry said that 115 of Friday's new cases, 51.5% of the fresh tally, had been in Lombardy, the worst-hit region.
    It said 15 COVID-19 sufferers have died in the last 24 hours, down from 30 on Thursday.
    The overall death toll is now 34,833.
    The total number of cases here, including the currently positive, the deceased and those who have recovered, has risen to 241,184.
    Health Minister Roberto Speranza said earlier the fight had not yet been won despite a flattening curve. (ANSA).


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